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November 3, 2011: Campus Connection: Assembly backs proposal to eliminate race as a factor in grant program. The Capital Times

August 22, 2011: Study Examines the Impact of Additional Aid for Pell-Eligible Students. Admitted, The Official Blog of the National Association for College Admission Counseling

August 22, 2011: The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)--Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab discusses the effects of financial aid in the form of conditional cash transfers on college persistence.

July 13, 2011: Financial aid helps neediest students, Community College Spotlight

July 12, 2011: Should Pell Grants Be Better Targeted? The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 12, 2011: Pell Grants Only Effective in Some Cases, Policy Shop

July 8, 2011: Study: Giving Aid to At-Risk College Students a Better Bet, Education Week

July 8, 2011: A Nudge for the Neediest, Inside Higher Ed

July 7, 2011: Study: Financial aid most helpful to students unlikely to succeed without it,

July 7, 2011: Students Least Likely to Persist Benefit Most From Extra Financial Aid, Study Finds, The Chronicle of Higher Education,

July 7, 2011 New Experimental Study Suggests Financial Aid Enhances College Success Among the Most Unlikely Graduates
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July, 2011:Conditional Cash Transfers and College Persistence: Evidence from a Randomized Need‐Based Grant Program, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

April 6, 2011. Pell Knell: Even if Obama wins on education funding, students will lose.
Eric Andrew-Gee, The New Republic

March 15, 2011. Is Pell Too Big?
Doug Lederman, Insider Higher Ed

On August 17, 2010 WSLS co-director Sara Goldrick-Rab testified before the Wisconsin Legislature's Special Committee on Higher Education Financial Aid Programs about early findings from the study. Dr. Goldrick-Rab is also a committee member.  You can review her powerpoint presentation (pdf), view the video of the presentation (part 1, part 2) and read the AP story here.  You can also learn more at the committee's website.

UW-Madison Researchers Launch Landmark Study of Financial Aid (UW Communications News Release 12/9/08)

Catching Up: Fund for Wisconsin Scholars picks grantees (Wisconsin State Journal, 12/8/08)
Donors Make Their Money Count (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/29/08)